Leading up to the UN’s World Population Day yesterday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle received an award for their small family size.
The British charity Population Matters, which is committed to saving the environment by limiting family size, awarded Prince Harry and Meghan Markle £500 pounds (about $695) to donate to a charity of their choice for their “enlightened decision” and for acting as “role models for others.”
“Having a smaller family reduces our impact on the Earth, and provides a better chance for all our children, their children, and future generations to flourish on a healthy planet,” the charity said in a statement. “We commend the duke and duchess for taking this enlightened decision, and for affirming that a smaller family is also a happy family.”
Harry and Meghan told British Vogue in 2019 that they were not planning on having more than two children to help conserve the environment. They have now reached their “two maximum.” Their son Archie was born in 2019, and their daughter Lilibet was born last month, following a miscarriage in July 2020.